As the supermodel turns 50 we delve into her words of wisdom
Think supermodels don’t have anything to say? Think again. As Cindy Crawford turns fifty this Saturday – yes, FIFTY, we’ve been looking back on her most inspiring, punchy quotes.
With her long legs, voluminous hair and trademark mole, the all American beauty has reigned supreme as one of the most iconic supermodels ever for the past thirty years, alongside the likes of Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington. Her career has seen her strut down the catwalk countless times and front campaigns for fashion houses such as Chanel, Dior, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren…and more.
But Cindy is not just a pretty face. Born and raised in Illinois, she originally earned an academic scholarship to study chemical engineering at Northwestern University, but dropped out to become a full time model. Fast forward 30 years and Cindy has not only enjoyed international success as a model, but has also written a book about her life, had two children with her husband of eighteen years – Rande Gerber, contributed to childhood leukaemia charities and is on the Honorary Committee of the California Wildlife Centre. Phew.
The former supermodel has already begun some well deserved birthday celebrations, and jetted off to Mexico with her husband for a romantic break last weekend.
Despite recent speculation that she may be retiring from modelling for good, Cindy set the record straight on social media earlier this month, revealing on Instagram that “Every year, I tell my kids I’m retiring, it’s a running joke in our family. And yet every year, opportunities pop up that really excite me” she continued; “I have loved being part of the fashion industry for the past 30 years – and if that time has taught me anything, it’s this: never say never.”
Looks like we’ll just have to wait and see then! For now, flick through our gallery as Cindy dispenses her candid wisdom…